How to Beat the Afternoon Slump--In Your Coworking Space or Elsewhere!

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 21, 2015 10:32:37 AM

We've all been there--3pm and you can barely keep your eyes open at your desk.  So, how can this afternoon slump be avoided?  Meredith Lepore of Skillcrush has come up with 7 tips to help those in coworking spaces and beyond! 

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Topics: listicles, Well being

What Martin Luther King Would Say About Workplace Diversity Today

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 19, 2015 1:45:09 PM

Happy Martin Luther King Day! What a great opportunity for us all to take a closer look at diversity in the workplace--and Inc. has done just that.  Check out their tips for creating a more diverse and inclusive team below.

It's fitting that on Martin Luther King Day, we take stock of how far the nation has come toward hitting Dr. King's ideal for a more perfect union. Sanctioned segregation is no more, suffrage is (mostly) universal and for the first time in history an African American male is president of the United States. But, in the world of business especially, diversity--a goal for which King fought fervently--remains elusive.

Over the summer, at the prompting of Reverend Jesse Jackson, a slew of Silicon Valley tech companies publicly disclosed their gender and racial make up, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay and Apple. The statistics were underwhelming, to say the least.

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Topics: grindworthy, entrepreneurs

11 Incredible Coworking Space Statistics

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Happy Friday!  Considering joining a coworking space?  Here are just 11 reasons why that's a great idea.  

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Topics: coworking, listicles

Entrepreneurs and Freelancers: Give Yourselves a Break!

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Rejoice, Grindists!  According to Elizabeth Grace Saunders, free time is absolutely essential to mental clarity and maintained success, especially for entrepreneurs and freelancers.  Check out why!

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Topics: entrepreneurs, Well being

Emerging Trends -- Commercial Real Estate and the Future of Work

Posted by David Singer,   Jan 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

By David Singer

Every year at about this time commercial real estate wonks dig into the publication of a battery of predictions  --  who shall live and who shall die  --  about the fortunes of commercial real estate for the coming year. The report, published annually through a collaboration between PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute -- Emerging Trends -- 2015, is available for download here.

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Topics: grindworthy

This Step Will Make All the Difference: A Lesson for Our Coworking Community

Posted by Grind Admin,   Jan 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM

by Adi Redzic

Author Chris Brogan recently tweeted that “It’s not about having more money, but living life on your own terms.” For you and I, and any aspiring entrepreneur, this is precisely why we let go of false stability of corporate world. Instead, we choose to navigate the turbulent and uncertain waters of start-ups. We choose to spend our days at Grind and feed our Intelligentsia coffee and tea addictions. We choose freedom. We call the shots. 
But this freedom isn't all. It isn't enough. 

We also need clarity of purpose. 

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Topics: guest bloggers, entrepreneurs

Behance Seeks Social Media Copywriter

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Our friends at Behance are hiring a part-time/freelance Social Media Copywriter!  Read on to see if you fit the bill!

The Behance Team (part of the Adobe family) is looking to hire a seasoned copywriter with Social Media Experience. We’re the leading platform to showcase and discover creative work, and are hiring a freelancer whose work will involve describing the creative work found on to supplement the content on our Social Media Channels (@Behance, Behance Facebook).

We empower our community to create their best work – to be inspired and delighted by what others are doing in the creative space. That’s where you come in: your job will be to help the internet discover kickass creative work, and inspire creatives to upload their own (while celebrating all the talent that’s already on Behance).

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Topics: job listings

7 Resolutions for Every Entrepreneur

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Jan 6, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Ah, January.  The perfect time to make a resolution and stick to it.  Aside from personal resolutions, what are the best kind of goals for entrepeneurs to make in the new year?  Read on to find out what Grasshopper thinks will help your business grow in 2015.  

PS:  We thinking joining a coworking community like Grind is a GREAT start! 

1. Get More Feedback from Your Audience

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Topics: entrepreneurship, listicles, entrepreneurs

Grindists BIPB Seek Tableau Consultant

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 22, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Do you want to work with the best? Grindists BIPB are hiring and you could be the perfect addition to their already awesome team!

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Topics: job listings

Top 15 Entrepreneurs Who Give Back To The Community

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

'Tis the season to give thanks and give back.  Forbes rounded up a list of the Top 15 Entrepreneurs Who Give Back To The Community and it's a great reminder for us all to give back as we head into a new year. 

As a successful entrepreneur, some consider it their obligation to give back to the community. For them, it’s not “just a tax write-off” or a way to boost their PR campaign. In fact, with the world’s leadingentrepreneurs such as Tej Kohli, Mark Zuckerberg andCharles Johnson constantly making Top Philanthropist lists, it’s clear that it goes deeper than an angle. When someone is blessed with a lucrative business they started from scratch, they come to learn that nothing feels better than earning money on hard work, sweat and tears—except, perhaps, giving much of it back.

According to a survey backed by Ernst & Young and conducted by Australia’s Fidelity Charitable Gift Trust, 89 percent of entrepreneurs donate to charity. An additional 70 percent donate their time as well. If a company is led by an entrepreneur, their charitable giving is on average more than double of their peers who aren’t led by entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at the top 15 entrepreneurs who give back.

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Topics: grindworthy, entrepreneurs

Grindists in the News: Adam Quinton

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 18, 2014 8:30:00 AM

We already knew that Grindist Adam Quinton is awesome, but now that he's featured in AlleyWatch's list of 100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know, the rest of the world does too!  Check out Adam at number 41!

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Topics: grindworthy, press and interviews

Grindists NYFU Seek Furniture Sales Consultant

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 15, 2014 2:03:00 PM

Grindists NYFU are hiring! Know someone who's looking for a new job?  Keep reading...

NYFU is an online brand which brings affordable functional furnishing & decor to apartments and offices without sacrificing on quality and design. Our goal is to revolutionize the furniture shopping experience and upgrade urban living. Our site is home to sectional sofas, sofa beds, multi-purpose tables and ottomans, and many more…We have branched off of the 60+ year old furniture brand

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Topics: job listings

Moonlighters Take Note: 5 Helpful Tips from Entrepreneurs

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 11, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Grindist Asha Ink is featured in Mashable's recent article and we're digging her advice for fellow moonlighters!  In case you didn't already know, Grind's newest membership plan is called Moonlighter and perfect for those who are ready to jump-start their second careers. 

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Topics: entrepreneurship, listicles, entrepreneurs

Interested in Bringing On a Business Collaborator?

Posted by Karina Warshaw,   Dec 9, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Thinking you don’t want to go it alone? Things would be more fun if shared with a partner? Need the financial contribution of someone else? Choosing a business collaborator is an important decision, one that can make or break your business.

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Topics: collaboration, Well being

Elle Communications Seeks PR Assistant & Interns

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 8, 2014 12:40:24 PM

Looking for a new job or know someone fabulous who is looking?  Grindist Elle Communications is hiring!

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Topics: job listings

From Our Coworking Community: Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 5, 2014 10:53:37 AM

One perk of having an 'industry agnostic' coworking community at Grind?  Lots of great companies with excellent holiday gift ideas.  We've compiled a short list of just a few of our members' products and why they're simple and easy presents for your loved ones this holiday season. 

Sweaters and jewelry are nice, but how about a gift that's reallyuseful? We've made it easy for you to do just that--give your favorite person a Grind membership with the click of a button. Check out all of our gift options here.

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Collaboration 164, Steve Jobs 51, Bill Gates 92. You need to collaborate!

Posted by Stuart Warshaw,   Dec 4, 2014 8:00:00 AM

I’m just about done with Walter Isaacson’s “The Innovators”, which is a beautiful and sweeping survey of the players and how we got where we are today in technology.  As a cofounder of Grind, one of the original collaborative and coworking workspaces, I was struck by the theme of collaboration that runs through the book. In fact I just searched "The Innovators" on my Kindle for the word “collaborate”. It returned 164 results. To put that in perspective, “internet” got 212 results and “Steve Jobs” 51. Of course I got a little carried away, below are some of the other search results of the book which helps show the power of collaboration in the development of technology.

  • Internet 212
  • Collaborate 164
  • Steve Jobs 51
  • Bill Gates 92
  • Gordon Moore 29
  • Microprocessor 38
  • Ada Lovelace 50
  • Xerox Parc 29
  • ENIAC 139
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Topics: coworking, collaboration

How Can Freelancers Avoid Isolation? Join a Coworking Space!

Posted by Cassidy North-Reist,   Dec 1, 2014 10:38:00 AM

We've got a hefty number of freelancers in our space who have joined the Grind community, desperate for human interaction.  Because of that, it's easy for us to get down with Michael Tunney's advice for how to avoid isolation and seasonal depression.  Read on to see if you agree as well.  

One of the most important tradeoffs for freelancer freedom is loneliness. There’s a 2011 Gallup poll that shows self-employed workers reported having lower levels of wellbeing than other workforce groups—even those who are unemployed.

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Topics: coworking, listicles, entrepreneurs, Well being

Build Your Brand: Coworking Spaces Allow Entrepreneurs To Do Just That

Posted by Grind Admin,   Nov 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

By Andria J. Younger, Personal Brand Strategist, Founder of Cre8iv Branding, and Grindist

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Topics: coworking, grindworthy, entrepreneurship, guest bloggers, entrepreneurs

Coworking Economics: Collaborative Consumption Screws The Man

Posted by Stuart Warshaw,   Nov 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It’s not too often when everybody wins, but in the case of coworking, or collaborative office spaces, both the users and the operators can enjoy a beautifully symbiotic relationship. Along with the economics, there’s the collateral benefit of a rich culture that enhances the work experience and frequently helps people’s businesses.

The five top economic reasons to consider when comparing going it alone vs working out of a collaborative space or shared office are:

  1. Lease cost: a large floor is way more economically efficient than renting a small office.
  2. Capital expenditure: a buildout is borne by the operator, not the tenant.
  3. Commitment: a collaborative space is months at most, a lease is a five year minimum.
  4. Security deposit: another meaningful slug of cash for a tenant
  5. Basic services: high speed and redundant internet, copying, scanning, coffee, etc.
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Topics: coworking, collaboration